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Happy birthday, Open Source - you're legal now

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networkworld.com: Today is a landmark in open source history, the unofficial birthday of the movement. On this day, in 1992, version 0.1 of 386BSD (you might know it as Jolix) was released.

Open source celebrity to visit Oz

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What FOSS communities can look like from the outside

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blog.melchua.com: I found this mailing list conversation snippet to be very insightful, and wanted to share it.

OSS: Europe vs. The United States

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linuxjournal.com: Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal article made mention of her recent comments on OSS vs. proprietary software:

Open Source Business Models Become More Attractive

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networkworld.com: The news that Kenneth Bosung had joined OpenGeo as senior VP might have seemed like little more than a glorified press release to some. But there was an interesting twist there - Bosung had spent his entire career thus far with proprietary software companies.

Choosing Whether To Go Open Source

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forbes.com: Open source has always been a favorite among scientists and universities where budgets are limited but where there is plenty of expertise around to fiddle with the code and customize it for a specific project or department. But is it really ready for prime time in a place like the U.S. government?

Where we're going:

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  • Where we're going: Working together for Free Software
  • Malaysian Government has reached 97% OSS Adoption -- WOW!
  • Open Source Software: Less Feature-Rich Than Proprietary Competition?
  • Open Source Project Management Tools
  • Defending against laws which threaten user freedom

IBM, EU partner on open source projects

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networkworld.com: IBM and the European Union are partnering on two projects that, in the end, aim to make government run more smoothly and businesses able to collaborate on web-based services. Both will take advantage of and contribute to the open source community.

Considering Open Source Software for K-12

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thejournal.com: IT directors across the country are implementing open source software in their K-12 districts--a decision often prompted by the improving quality of open source options, as well as cost savings.

Open source compliance: know your obligations

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fossbazaar.org: One key element of open source compliance is to know your obligations. There is a lot of confusion about what open source means exactly and some people believe that open source means you can do whatever you want.

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